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Live Stage: Machine Divas [at Vienna + online]

The cyberformance Machine Divas will be presented on July 23, 8:00 pm European time (find your local time here). It will be presented to a proximal audience at Kunstraum Niederosterreich in Vienna, and for the online audience the link to the stage will be on the UpStage web site, just before the performance. The performance will be followed by a discussion that will be streamed via Ustream.

  • what does a machine diva look like?
  • does she have a soul?
  • are her friends electric?
  • is she just after our robots?
  • does she control this machine?
  • would she make a good girlfriend?
  • does she have a tail?/

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Jul 22, 13:00
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Live Stage: 80+1 Kilpisjarvi [online]

80+1 Kilpisjarvi — Climate Change (Finland): Part of 80+1-project by Ars Electronica :: Conference: July 15-18, 2009 :: Call for Participation.

80 + 1 Kilpisjarvi will host a four day conference (July 15-18) open for participation via the global window in Linz and via stream online. During the four days researchers will present a variety of issues about climate change in the arctic and globally. The themes vary from animal adaptability to societies’ preparedness to a changing environment. The audience has the opportunity to pose questions and discuss climate change with experts. The afternoon offers a video-screening program of artistic approaches related to the topic of climate change. Continue reading

Jul 8, 11:35
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Performance Algorithms as a Function of Internet Search Queries


CollaborationTransmissionEcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 14 rue Bonaparte, 75006, Paris, France with with Leeds Metropolitan University, Civic Quarter, Calverley St, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK :: Call for Student Group Collaborations.

We announce the online project, entitled CollaborationTransmission. CT aims to link students of art academies, university cultural departments, or independent organisations, to collaborate through the space of transmission. is designed to be operational as an open forum built upon the self-initiating principle of broadcast live TV; the online provision of both the discussion and production of collaborative works and independent initiatives. Continue reading

Feb 28, 08:45
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Live Stage: Postcards from my Desktop [online]

Double Bind presents Postcards from my Desktop by Renee Turner :: December 15, 2008; 8:30 pm GMT+1 (Paris time) in the virtual salon of Open to all. (You must obtain a password to participate in the chat.)

“I would like to write you so simply, so simply, so simply.” — Jacques Derrida, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond

Postcards from my Desktop is a performance mixing RSS news feeds and simultaneous transcription. Sending snippets of communiqués across the ether, the work plays with interpretation, point of view and the imperfections of streaming technology. Seeing the desktop as an exotic place where the world converges through RSS, the performance explores the limits of translation, immediacy and communication. Continue reading

Dec 9, 15:52
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CineGrid – Digital Cinema

CineGrid is an international research initiative that was established to promote research, development and deployment of new distributed applications of ultra-high performance digital media (sound and picture) over advanced networks, using Grid computing technologies for networked collaboration. The CineGrid project will combine the state-of-the-art visual and audio recording technologies along with high-speed photonic networks and ultra sharp projection facilities to record and deliver very high quality moving images and sound across continents. The resulting impression is overwhelming and resembles that of being present at a live performance. Continue reading

Oct 22, 14:26
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Streaming Museum 2 [au Melbourne + online]

Streaming Museum 2International Urban Screens, Streaming Museum and TED Prize Joint Broadcasting Initiative Connects Public Locations In Cities Around the World :: October 3 – 5, 2008.

In a groundbreaking event, cities around the world will simultaneously link up to over 25 outdoor urban screens via the Internet from a main broadcast originating from Melbourne, Australia’s Federation Square as part of Urban Screens Melbourne 08 (USMO8), the first Urban Screen conference and multimedia exhibition to be held in the Asia Pacific region. Continue reading

Oct 2, 11:27
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Urban Sreens 2008 [au Melbourne]

Urban Sreens Melbourne 2008 :: Public Multimedia Program: October 3-8, 2008 :: Conference – Mobile Publics: October 3-5, 2008 :: Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.

As part of USM08, Melbourne’s central city square comes alive with an Extensive outdoor exhibition that explores the diverse local infrastructure of urban screens, utilized to create the atmosphere of a lively modern public space. USM08: Connected Communities is a free public multimedia exhibition exploring the influence of digital moving images in public spaces utilizing the infrastructure of Federation Square and temporary LED screens, in selected regional Australian cities. Continue reading

Sep 25, 11:07
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Live Stage: A Day In The Life [mk Skopje + online]

Upgrade! Skopje presents: ДЕН ОД ЖИВОТОТ – UM DIA NA VIDA – A DAY IN A LIFE – EIN TAG IM LEBEN [streaming performance] :: July 19, 2008; 2:00 – 4:00 pm :: CARMA Caffe, near Universall Hall, Skopje.

A Day In The Life begun as a multimedia project, initiated by Upgrade! Munich on the theme of Munich’s 850th birthday. The project A Day In The Life locates the global in the local. The peculiarities and characteristics of each location are contrasted with those typical and atypical to other locations, other cities, other countries, coalescing their similarities and differences into a poetic fusion. Continue reading

Jul 18, 10:53
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A Day in a Life: Call for Participation

dial.jpgBuilding Bridges is the motto of Munich’s 850th birthday. The project A Day in a Life is going to establish virtual bridges: Munich is linked via livestreaming with some parts of the world. The public place Wittelsbacher Platz is connected via image and sound with – since now – the following cities: Curitiba / Brazil, Skopje / Macedonia, Wellington / New Zealand, London / England, Sendai / Japan.

Artists of diverse backgrounds are involved, working mainly through performative strategies. Sceneries involving the passers-by in every city are created. For example you may see four people of four countries at the same time on four screens, communicating via webcam their wishes oder questions as a sort of statement. Continue reading

Apr 16, 15:55
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